Top Law Colleges in India

 Top Law Colleges in India

Top Law Colleges in India: Legal education in India has come up as a very vivid educational field. Students across Indian schools and colleges are aspired to pursue law as a career option. The Law as an education started in India in the year 1987. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the main regulatory body of Law education controls the regulations of education of Law.

Top Law Colleges in India

Law Commission of India decided to establish a University for Law Education in the year 1985 to boost the academic standard of the legal profession in India. Thereafter the first National Law School of India University (popularly ‘NLS’) was set up in Bangalore.

Courses Offered at Top Law Colleges in India

After the successful completion of Class XII from recognized Boards of Education in India, one can opt for law courses. The student can even pursue the legal degree after the completion of the graduation in any discipline. There are some colleges that provide certificate courses in Law.  The Degree courses for legal education in India are:-

  • Integrated undergraduate degrees(LL.B.)- 5 years

It is a combination of two Degree programs. One is law and the other stream student can choose as per their stream in 12th standard. Different specializations are:-

  • Sc. L.L.B.
  • Com. L.L.B.
  • A. L.L.B.
  • B.A. L.L.B.
  • Tech. L.L.B.

Masters of Laws (LL.B.)- 3 years

It is a PG course in LL.B. Graduates from most branches and disciplines may pursue L.L.B. course. After getting graduation Degree, one may go for masters in L.L.B. Degree (3 years long program).

  • B.A. L.L.B.
  • B.Sc. L.L.B.
  • M.Com. L.L.B.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctorate degree in legal education is of great value. Some reputed autonomous institution provides the PhD programmes.

Admission at Law Colleges

Admission to LLB and LLM in most of the colleges/universities in India is based on performance in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). 12th standard student with any stream (Science stream/ Commerce stream / Arts stream) can go for law courses.

In some of the traditional universities, the admission is done on the basis of an admission test to the constituent law college or a common admission test for its affiliated colleges.

Students who wish to pursue law courses from foreign Universities/institutions can apply for LSAT. To practice in law profession, it is required for the candidates to qualify All India Bar Examination (AIBE 2018).

Some other popular law entrance exams are listed below:

  • AILET 2018
  • AP LAWCET 2018
  • TS LAWCET 2018
  • DU LLB Exam 2018
  • MH CET Law 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 5-years LLB entrance exams:

Any student who has passed Class 12 with 50% marks (45 % for reserved categories).

A candidate was needed to be below 20 years of age as on July 1 to be eligible for CLAT

  • Three-years LLB entrance exams:

Any student who has completed graduation degree with 45% marks (40% for reserved category)

A candidate must not be less than 17 years of age on the date of application.

Top Law Colleges in India

Sl. No Name of the College

 

Location Exams Excepted Website
1

 

National Law School of Bangalore University Bengaluru CLAT https://www.nls.ac.in/
 

2

National Academy of Legal Research and Research Studies Shamirpet, Hyderabad CLAT https://www.nalsar.ac.in/
3 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar Gandhinagar, Gujrat CLAT http://www.gnlu.ac.in/
4 ILS Law college, Pune Pune Merit Based https://ilslaw.edu/
5 National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi Kochi CLAT http://www.nuals.ac.in/
6 Faculty of law, Delhi College Delhi DU LLB http://lawfaculty.du.ac.in
7 National Law Institute University, Bhopal Bhopal CLAT https://www.nliu.ac.in/
8 Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Jamia Millia Islamia Law Entrance Exam http://jmi.ac.in/law
9 Symbiosis Society Law College, Pune Pune Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) https://www.symlaw.ac.in/
10 Government Law College, Mumbai Mumbai MH CET Law http://glcmumbai.com/
11 Hidayatullah National University of Law, Raipur Raipur CLAT https://www.hnlu.ac.in/
12 Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi BHU Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET) http://www.bhu.ac.in/lawfaculty/
13 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Aligarh https://www.amu.ac.in/
14 Amity Law School, Delhi Noida IPU CET http://www.amity.edu/als/
15 National Law University, Jodhpur Jodhpur CLAT http://nlujodhpur.ac.in/index-main.php
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